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Lantra Scotland appoint two senior figures

Lantra Scotland appoint two senior figures at Scottish headquarters in Perth.


Kevin Patrick (right), and Henry Graham (left)

Lantra, the sector skills council for land-based, aquaculture and environmental industries, has announced the appointment of two senior figures to run the organisation in Scotland from its headquarters in Perth.

The new National Chair will be Henry Graham, a Midlothian farmer and experienced figure from the world of rural banking and agriculture, while the new Director in Scotland, Kevin Patrick, has a background in countryside and access management and was previously interim director.

Henry runs a 450-acre mixed beef and sheep farm in partnership with his wife in Gorebridge, Midlothian, and his other responsibilities currently include membership of Forestry Commission Scotland’s National Committee and acting as honorary commercial director on the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland’s (RHASS) executive committee.

As the new National Chair for Lantra in Scotland, he will represent the interests of the country’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental industries at a UK board level.

Speaking about his appointment, Henry said, “The land-based and aquaculture industries in rural areas play a crucial role in the Scottish economy, making a substantial contribution to food, timber, energy production and tourism. Lantra Scotland has a key role to play, ensuring that qualifications and training courses reflect the needs of businesses and their staff.”

Henry brings a wealth of experience to Lantra from senior roles in RHASS, Quality Meat Scotland, the Scottish Agricultural College and banking, where he specialised in agricultural business.

The new Director for Scotland, Kevin Patrick, is married with two grown-up children and has been with Lantra for seven years. He takes his new position after previous roles with the organisation in business development and industry partnerships, promoting investment in training and supporting the development of sector standards and qualifications.

Kevin commented, “With the support of the Scottish Government, I’m looking forward to working with our National Chair, Lantra colleagues, partners and businesses to deliver a skills development programme in support of Scotland’s rural economy. Agriculture, game and wildlife, forestry and aquaculture, along with environmental conservation, help to maintain Scotland’s iconic landscapes, world-renowned food and drink products and remote rural communities, so the Lantra team is very much looking forward to playing our part in improving skills and supporting economic sustainability.

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